1152 First Ave., New York, NY, 10065
at 63rd St.
By bar_fly on 2/20/2012
I'm a pretty laid back guy and usually don't give a place a thumbs down for one off night, but this place kinda deserves its low rating. The bartender last night was an Irish guy with a cool accent, but turned out to be a complete moron when it comes to interacting with people. A couple of months ago I was here and he was stand offish about changing the channel on the TV. Last night he kept grumbling about having to pour away a drink because I didn't have cash on me and wanted to pay by credit card. Eventually, he got nasty and asked me if I could read. (There was a paper sign saying cash only) I've traveled abroad and been to different countries and observed different cultures there and think I can get along with most people around the world. But this guy really needs to learn that the bar business is a people business and you gotta be nice to people if you want their business.
By lfahey916 on 12/13/2010
So let's start on the plus side. the burgers are supposedly very good, and the lobster bisque was yummy. Went on a sunday night around 9 with two girlfriends. The waitress had an attitude from the minute we sat down and wanted to chat for a few minutes before deciding what we wanted to order to eat. She was MIA for most of the meal, took forever to do the slightest tasks, and couldn't remember what we ordered, despite the fact that we were the only people in the place eating. We decided to leave her a 13% tip, which I thought was much more than she deserved. She had the nerve to ask for the bill back while we were still there, and go through the receipts to add up her tip and then say "really?! thats it?!!". She then refused to give me my leftovers that I had requested to have wrapped up about 20 minutes prior, which she conveniently forgot to give me until after she had seen her tip amount. Will never go return!
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